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Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Goodwill Table Makeover

Welcome to our family room! LOL! That's me and hubby sitting on the sofa watching TV. There is only one problem. The coffee table is (was) always (and I mean always) covered in stacks of magazines and books. Between my issues of Country Living or any number of Stampington publications and the fact that my sweet hubby gets every single car and truck magazine published along with many other publications... well you can see how that could be a problem. I think I even moved some off so we could put out feet up there!

Anyway, I decided it was time for a change!!!

I searched Goodwill for a few weeks and finally found this iron base coffee table. It has two working drawers and the top is hinged so it opens to allow for more storage. Halleluiah! It was $29.99 and I used a 20% off coupon. The table was going to sit too high as it was, but my super talented hubby could take care of that no problem.

Hubby cut off the bottom few inches of the base for me making it the perfect height.
Now for the paint. I did a lot of thinking about this, and decided to go ahead and use Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in Old White because with latex paint, surfaces that touch each other tend to stick and ASCP wont do that. I went to one of my favorite shops in the valley for the paint. It's on Cave Creek and Cactus and is called Audrey's. Erin, the owner there is one of the nicest ladies you could ever want to meet and she was very helpful in answering all my questions.
The other thing I really love about the paint is how easy it is to get a distressed finished. I didn't even sand the edges. I just wiped the dry paint off with a damp rag. After a few days that wont work though, but you get a more realistic wear pattern with this method.

I swapped out the hardware with knobs I got from Hobby Lobby and viola! a table perfect for our needs.
No more clutter! Yeah!!!!!

Since I was already in a painting mood, I decided to finally take care of the speakers in the room.
They were just big black holes sucking all the light out of the room! LOL!

I used ASCP on these too. It was such a quick and easy project because I didn't have to sand them or anything! I found tan colored speaker fabric on-line and recovered the front covers with it.
(Oh look... More ASCP in duck egg blue. )

I'm really pleased with the way they turned out!

So I know that most people either love ASCP or they don't. The more I use it, the more I love it. I have even starting using it in my art projects and I am getting beautiful results. If you are in the Phoenix and want to try it for yourself go see Erin over at Audrey's. She even gives classes there!


Anonymous said...

Wow! That coffee table looks great! You did a great job.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Unknown said...

I love your table makeover. It is gorgeous. But then again, I love everything that you do, Karen.


Shabby chic Sandy said...

I love a good makeover! The joy of paint :) Everything looks great!

May said...

I adore your new new table, what a fantastic job... Love the speakers too...your home is beautiful... Hugs May x x

Unknown said...

I love what you did with it :) You have a great home.

Mari Mora said...

Muy bonito, acogedor y elegante. Buen trabajo.
Un saludo

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

I always come back to the Annie Sloan paints, Karen. I'm not sure if it is because it was the first chalk paints I used or what, but I like the results better than the others I've tried since.

Your table turned out great! Love the new hardware and that your hubby was able to cut that base down. It looks like it is very functional for you, too, what with having places to hold your magazines.

Anonymous said...

Your coffee table is gorgeous and what a bargain for such a beautiful piece! The speaker idea was genius, love it!

Gigi @ Old World Patina

Cache-Mire said...

I am so impressed! That table looks fabulous!! Wish I had your talent:-)

The Old Parsonage said...

We actually got rid of our coffee table because it became a catch all for mags.

Love this one and the change is great!


This N That said...

Coffee table looks great but to be honest..I like the warmth,patina and wood finish on the old one...That's me..Not a fan of white paint altho I do love the rooms of yours and others that have a lot of it..

Jasper's Cottage said...

That looks great! It's amazing what paint can do, doesn't even look like the same piece of furniture. I can't wait to try ASCP!
xo jonni xo

Deborah Montgomery said...

what a great find with that table. it looks amazing! The speakers too! Great job Karen.

Marlynne said...

You've Sold Me! I'm going to give ASCP a try. I got some Chick Paint and really like it in my art work. Your table s beautiful!

Patty Antle said...

I just took an AS class last week and loved it. Great lookin' table, Karen.

All About Vignettes said...

Wow I can't believe the difference the paint makes. Totally brightens it up. Perfect

"Create Beauty" said...

Karen, that coffee table is FANTASTIC!!!!!! Drawers?!?!?!?!
I like everything about it, including how you painted it! I really like ASCP. I"ve also tried CeCe Caldwells. What a great find at Goodwill, isn't if fun to go peruse for treasures and find just the right thing?!?!?!!!!!

~ Violet

Art and Sand said...

I love ASCP and I love your new coffee table.

Vicki Boster said...

You scored big Karen!! Your table is to die for now that you have given it new life!! It is perfectly suited to your beautiful room! Gotta love the Goodwill:)

Something Special said...

It turned out great. Love Love it!

Charlene ♥ NC said...

Great job! Are the stool and chair done with the same Duck Egg Blue paint?

CatieAn said...

What a perfect table for your magazines. I was thinking hmmm 'his and her' drawers and both sharing the extra storage inside! I love the way you refinished it. We have small speakers in each corner of the living room ceiling and they are black. I have always not liked them because they stick out but never thought of painting them. Thanks for the inspiration.

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